Category Archives: Places I’ll Never Show My Face in Again

The Failed Casemate Case Experience

Casemate case by Caroline on Crack

UPDATE: Casemate kindly refunded my $40 after my post and offered to send a new case as a courtesy. It’s no secret that I’m addicted to my iPhone 4S. My friends wouldn’t recognize me if I didn’t have it in my left hand. So naturally I want to protect my iPrecioussss and get the best…

Places I'll Never Show My Face in Again: Bugatta on Melrose

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A couple of years ago Esquire Magazine released a list of “Signs You’re in a Bad Bar.” On there were things like “Jager shot machine” and “kid-friendly.” But like most cocktail geeks and regular bar hoppers, I’ve got my own list in my back pocket. And when I walked into Bugatta on Melrose for the…

Bar Toscana: I Don’t Speak Italian Cocktails

Bar Toscana cocktail by Caroline on Crack

I had first heard about Bar Toscana in Brentwood from Aidan Demarest (The Edison, 1886 Bar, Spare Room). A bunch of us bloggers wanted to thank him for putting together such an epic blogger barhop and he had picked Bar Toscana, which opened last December, as the place to celebrate a job well done. After…

Places I'll Never Show My Face in Again: Wokcano Santa Monica

It was just last year when I attended the grand opening party of the Wokcano in Santa Monica. After being turned off by its sugary cocktails and high-priced sushi, I secretly vowed to never show my face there again. Eh, not really my thing but if it’s your thing then that’s OK. I just didn’t…

Places I'll Never Show My Face in Again: Amandine Patisserie

In my on-going search for new favorite breakfast places on the Westside, I decided to give Amandine Patisserie, located in Santa Monica/Brentwood, a go. It’s just a couple of blocks west of my current fave, Literati Cafe, and it’s gotten a ton of decent reviews on Yelp, The Delicious Life, and Chowhound. I read their…

Places I'll Never Show My Face in Again: American Airlines and Alamo Rent-a-Car

American Airlines How is it that with all the advancements in technology to make our lives as comfortable as possible, they still haven’t applied that science to airplanes? In fact it seems like airplanes are increasingly becoming the most uncomfortable way to travel out of the planes-trains-automobiles transportation triad. Case in point: my trip to…

Places I'll Never Show My Face in Again: Bloomingdales M.A.C. Counter

Since I now live down the street from Century City, I find myself frequenting it a lot more than I used to. Instead of going there once a year, so far this month alone I’ve gone three times. It’s all redone and fancy now with its brand-new cineplex and swanky food court, and new stores…

Places-I'll-Never-Show-My-Face-in-Again Twins Up for Grabs

Remember them? Months ago I wrote about how Shutterfly sent the wrong picture to my mom for Mother’s Day. Instead of an old family portrait she got a 16×20 portrait of unknown twin babies taking a bath. Well, I have been trying to get my hands on this odd canvas picture ever since then but…

Places I'll Never Show My Face in Again: Coyote Ugly Saloon

Wow, three PINSMFAs in quick succession. I’m on a bitchy roll. But this had to be said even if it is in Vegas. Coyote Ugly Saloon is only a good place to go to if you’re a single 20-something guy who just can’t get laid. Go to Coyote Ugly where there are plenty of writhing…

Places I'll Never Show My Face in Again: Bachelorette Party in Vegas

OK, let me preface this by saying this isn’t Vegas’ fault, the fact that I’m currently taking part in what is probably the worst bachelorette-party-in-Vegas experience ever. But it certainly hasn’t endeared Sin City to me either. First off, I hate bachelorette parties. Drunk girls screaming out the sunroofs of limos, drunk girls pawing strippers,…